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GFA to probe ‘suspicious match-fixing’ in Pro League

Panaji: The Goa Football Association (GFA) on Thursday informed that it will conduct an investigation on the six red-flagged matches of Goa Pro League held last year and appoint a five-member panel headed by a retired judge to investigate the “suspicious match-fixing”. GFA’s decision comes after the AIFF asked it to conduct an investigation on the said matches held from …

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India to host T20 World Cup in 2021

New Delhi: The International Cricket Council on Friday confirmed that the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 that was postponed due to COVID-19 will be held in Australia in 2022. India will host the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 as planned. The ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2021 in New Zealand has been postponed until February – March 2022 …

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Sevilla, Wolves book quarters berth

Duisburg: Sevilla beat Roma 2-0 in the round of 16 on Thursday to stay in the hunt for a record sixth Europa League title, as Wolverhampton, Bayer Leverkusen and Basel also qualified for the quarterfinals. Full-back Sergio Reguilon gave Sevilla the lead with a surging run through the Roma defense and a shot past keeper Pau Lopez in the 22nd …

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Tanisha Crasto selected for TOPS

NT NETWORK Panaji Goa’s badminton star Tanisha Crasto has been selected in the TOPS (Target Olympic Podium Scheme) Olympic programme, launched by the Government. The ambitious programme aims to groom the country’s best young talents so they can bag a medal in the 2024 and 2028 Olympics. Tanisha is among the select few 258 athletes shortlisted from 12 different sports …

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FC Goa sign winger Jorge Ortiz on free transfer

PTI Panaji Indian Super League franchise FC Goa on Thursday confirmed that it has completed the signing of Spanish winger Jorge Ortiz on a free transfer. The 28-year-old has penned a two-year contract, which will keep him with the club till the summer of 2022. “The league is very competitive and this is a brilliant club. I have seen games …

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BCCI seeks new IPL title sponsor after Vivo exit

IANS New Delhi Following the official confirmation regarding Vivo’s exit as title sponsors for the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will now invite bids through a tender process for IPL 2020 in the next few days. Speaking to IANS, sources in the know of developments said that the BCCI …

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Masood holds fort for Pak

IANS Manchester Shan Masood on Thursday showed composure of highest order but batters around him did not have an answer to England’s bowling firepower as Pakistan were left reeling at 187/5 at Lunch on Day 2 of the first Test being played at the Old Trafford. Opener Masood continued to graft on the second day as he reached 77* from …

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Dybala voted over Ronaldo as MVP in Serie A

IANS Turin Juventus forward Paulo Dybala has been voted as Serie A’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) following a strong campaign with the Italian giants. Dybala played an important role in helping Juventus secure their ninth successive Serie A title this term. He was rather prolific in front of the goal as he netted 17 times across competitions (11 in league). …

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Franchises want 3-day quarantine in UAE

PTI New Delhi The IPL teams want a three-day quarantine for their players arriving in the UAE instead of the six days mentioned in the BCCI draft SOP and have also sought the board’s permission to organise team and family dinners with “adequate” advanced notice. These points, along with their request to have food ordered from outside via contactless deliveries …

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Organisers aim for ‘simple but inspiring’ Olympics

IANS Tokyo Tokyo 2020 Chief Executive Toshiro Muto has said that the organisers are looking to hold a Games that will be “simple but inspiring”. Muto admitted that holding the Olympics next year in the extravagant fashion that was earlier planned is no longer something that the organisers are aiming for amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “At a time of COVID-19 …

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